There are many different sources of inspiration for brand and business names. Here is a selection of the most common and popular types:   1. Use your...
Selection of animated logos to inspire you From a shortlist of 45, our design team has picked out 20 animated logos around the web to inspire you....
It’s been a busy year at GWS Media, and quite a few new articles have been written and posted on the site in that time, some of them attracting...
In a recent article, we discussed the history of social media on the Internet and its precursors. In this follow-up article, we take a look at the...
Where does Social Media come from? Social media in one form or another have now been established for more than two decades, since the Internet was...
We enjoyed exhibiting our social robot Pepper at Business Showcase SW at the Ashton Court Stadium, Bristol on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Now in...
On June 21st  2016, Instagram announced that its community had grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers worldwide! More than 300 million of these...
Selling products online? Not on Pinterest? Why on earth not?! 73 million users log into Pinterest every month (more than the entire UK population,...
Running a blog for your business? Feeling uninspired about your next post? Want to learn more about SEO, keyword research and how to get more traffic...
Are you going away this summer, or are you just excited to Instagram a picture of your toes by the poolside? Maybe you are writing for a travel blog...
You may or may not be aware but there's websites out there selling Instagram followers. You simply pay a few pounds and you can gain yourself up to 5...
This week we logged in to listen to the Pinterest webinar with Melanie Duncan. Melanie is a self proclaimed Pinterest expert, having turned her...
Following in Facebook's footsteps, Twitter has now introduced a mute button. There's plenty of hype about how this will affect brands, and the way...
  Social media is a minefield. When Facebook and Twitter aren't changing their layout, they're introducing new buttons or there's another 'big...
This is just a short overview of what different charities are choosing to do on Pinterest. It may seem like a charity would not benefit a great deal...
McDonald's are one of the latest brands to open a public Snapchat account, not long after we blogged about Snapchat's growing success as a platform....
This may come as a surprise, but according to Brandwatch, there are more women on social media than men.  Studies reveal that across all the main...
Instagram has always been a strong contender in the world of apps. It has been reported to be one of the fastest growing global sites with current ...
ASOS have had phenomenal success since their launch in 2001, their marketing is generally great, and it comes as no surprise that their social media...
This Tech Talk was given by GWS Media director David Graves on February 12th, 2014 Image under Tom Woodward under Creative Commons licence 2.0  ...
This Tech Talk was given by GWS Media director David Graves on February 12th, 2014 Social media marketing (like direct response marketing) needs a...
This Tech Talk was given by GWS Media director David Graves on February 12th, 2014 Image via Skittles Facebook Page   If what you offer is not...
Gromit being carried into town, via Bristol Culture   We have been enjoying the summery feel to this week, and long may it continue! With...
The view from Bristol Bridge, Winter 2013   With the long winter finally behind us, last weekend was the perfect start to a summer of...
Gloucester Road in 1925 and today, via Bristol Culture   We've enjoyed the Spring sunshine this week and seeing Bristol's outdoor scene...
Just last month, LinkedIn announced they had reached 300 million worldwide members, with more than half of users outside of the US. Despite this,...
The Easton Arts Trail in June this year   We're happy to see that Spring is finally blossoming and Bristol has a whole season of outdoor...
As 2012 draws to a close, we thought we'd take the opportunity to look back on a year of blogging here at GWS and share some resources you might...
Image by: 05com   What is Link Bait? Did the title of this blog post catch your attention? Did the picture catch your eye? Did the idea of 'link...
Moscow State Circus by Rictor Norton & David Allen   We were very impressed with all the fit and determined runners who took part in the...
Via the Huffington Post   The Mobot Meme The 'Mobot' has been the most widespread meme to hit the UK in recent times. Simply, it refers to the 'M'...
A member of the GWS team braving the T-Rex   September has been such a vibrant month in Bristol! Last weekend, one of our designers explored...
It's been almost exactly a year since our last post on Klout, so we thought it was time for us to return to this subject.  This year, Google...
Image from Ipstenu.org   With the astounding success of Team GB at the Olympics and London's hosting of the Games in general, it is...
We are looking forward to all the festivals and events Bristol has in store for us throughout August, including the See No Evil Street Art Festival...
What are Infographics? Too often, data is presented in a monotonous, dense way that makes it difficult to take in. The infographic uses a...
  Beautiful tree bookcase via Laughing Squid   Bristol has been buzzing with excitement and activity as the Big Green Week offers plenty to...
It's sometimes hard to believe, but it's true: social media networks, which are now such an established part of the online landscape, have not...
Welcome to part 3 of our mini series on making the most of social media, highlighting the special features of social media platforms and tools. In...
Welcome to part 2 of our mini series on making the most of social media, highlighting the special features of social media platforms and tools. Last...
The London Tube map redesigned for music - The Guardian's Music Map   It might have been raining all week in Bristol, but fortunately the...
The social media sphere is very interconnected, and because of this there is a tendency to regard different social media sites as all being part of...
A Polyvore board - a specialised social site to share style inspiration   There has been lots of coverage about Pinterest this year, and...
Using the internet is part of our daily routine, for some of us it is even a career. Whether you use it for work or not, it has quickly become the go...
Facebook Timeline requires increased emphasis on visual branding   With Pinterest taking centre stage in the social media world at the...
Last year we looked at the design of the main social media sites: Twitter, Facebook & Google Plus. We considered the relationship between design...
  We've written about Twitter for business before, on how to get started, Dos and Don'ts, how to develop your voice on Twitter and even the design...
Image by Kmohman   If you follow developments in social media at all, you will be aware of the buzz around Pinterest, a visual bookmarking...
We've discussed Facebook Insights before on the blog, but since then there have been some changes to the information offered, which we thought were...
Last week we have featured a follow-up post to our article on  Social Media Strategy: Building Your Network with tips and advice on using Twitter's...
  As an additional note to our blog post last week: Social Media Strategy: Building Your Network, we thought that it would be worth mentioning how...
Last week we offered some tips on developing a brand voice on Twitter, so to carry on the theme of Social Media strategy, we thought we would offer...
As we mentioned in a previous post, one of the topics we shall be focusing on this year is social media marketing, and more specifically, tips on...
For the final installment in our blog design & advice series, we want to look at some blogs we think are doing a great job in terms of design...
Over the last couple of weeks, we've featured posts on blog layout and on blog customisation, with various tips and advice on each. This week, we...
Layout in Blogger   After our series on the design of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus, we got to thinking that...
Over the past several weeks we've been looking at the design of social media sites, focusing on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus and thinking about...
Something beautiful to start the day: photo by Delaney Allen (via The Fox is Black)   Bristol seems to finally be accepting that it's...
So far we've featured discussions on the design of social media networks Facebook and Twitter, thinking about what elements of their design are...
Last week we looked at the design of Facebook, and in particular what elements businesses could potentially draw on to encourage the degree of...
This week, we shall start our series on the design of social media sites with a look at Facebook. We have several previous posts about using...
Social media websites tend to be the internet sites we spend most time on, so perhaps we take the way they look and the features of their design,...
We've had a few weeks now to adjust to the radical changes Facebook has made to the way we receive news and information from our friends and pages...
Social media marketing can be an overwhelming area to get started in: you have to learn a new language (hashtags, retweets, likes etc) and engage...
via Mashable   While enjoying the late Indian Summer that snuck up on us this week, we've been busy attending the Best of Bristol Business...
Lovely product concept design - write a bike   As we mentioned on the blog this week, last weekend we were pleased to see how our client,...
With any form of business marketing, it is important to measure how successful your strategy is, whatever the desired outcome, whether it is direct...
  We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing all the wonderful flora at the Botanical Gardens   After the long weekend brought us into what is...
Around this time last year, we posted a series of articles considering the role of websites in selling green and ethical products. The various blog...
Ashton Court Estate   This week we’ve been finishing the website for a company that sells building maintenance materials and creating a new...
A view of the 'Gorilla Flotilla' via Bristol Culture Blog   This week we've putting finishing touches to new site for a Benchmarking and...
Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Google+, their social networking project, apparently designed to be in sync with the way people interact...
If you've got as far as setting up a Facebook Page for your business, but are wondering how to make the most of your presence on the site, it is...
Last weekend at Stokes Croft Streetfest   It's nearly bank holiday weekend, and we're looking forward to getting out and about in Bristol to...
Following on from the results of our poll questions about social media use for business, we decided that it would be useful to have a more detailed...
A fairly common Bristol sight: Casualty filming near our offices this week   This week we've been hard at work finishing the latest version...
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our social media temperature test - a poll we set up with the aim of gathering information about what social...
Over the past weeks, we've written about the design strategies of university websites, both the home page design and that of the inner pages. While...
As the days get, longer the GWS team has been even busier than usual, working on a new site for a chilled packaging provider and an interesting HTML5...
Last week we focused on leaving comments on blogs: why it's such a good idea and how to do it most effectively. For our final post in this series on...
So, we've set out some key reasons why commenting on a blog can be useful, and crucially, interactive marketing tool, but how do you do it? Many...
Over the next week or so, we've got a short series of blogs for you, all on the subject of commenting on blogs.   Why comment on blogs? 1. It...
After a white Christmas and a chilly start to the New Year the GWS team have had a productive first week back in the office.  December snow in...
Bristol App from GWS: The Centre   There may be only a week to go before Christmas, but here at GWS Media we’re not letting our foot off the...
On the day that early snow came to Bristol, the GWS Bristol Unique Guide App for iPhone / iPod Touch went live. We've already talked quite a lot...
This week might have been wet and cold outside.... But inside the GWS Offices we have been keeping things bright and lively, not least while...
Do you use LinkedIn for Business? You might have heard colleagues or friends discussing work, and been confused (but intrigued) when they said...
Although creating videos and putting them on a YouTube channel might not be possible for every company, it can be a fantastic way of creating...
What is meant by 'Online Reputation'? Imagine the scene: let’s say you’re a professional architect based in Bristol!  You type the name of your firm...
This week GWS Media completed enhancements to the navigation of the website of executive recruiters Talentpool Selection who specialise in the Tax...
So far, the GWS Media blog has been primarily concerned with pointing out how social media can help businesses, as well as offering tips for getting...
Though it's been hot all week in Bristol, GWS has been hard at work: our new website for the lovely Bed & Breakfast Downlands House went live....
As we have already mentioned, Facebook is one of the most influential of social networking sites. It is highly rated by search engines, free to use...
Our Marketing Director, Richard Graves, recently gave a presentation on social media to a Bristol networking group, and found that one of the most...
Plaxo is a ‘smart address book’ which provides for automatic updating of information and synchronization of contact data from Outlook. Its value...
Twitter is a free service that allows users to write 140-character entries, or 'tweets' that are then displayed on a user's Twitter page and to those...
Blogs are online journals - dated entries discussing anything from the state of the economy to new product launches. Blogs can be used to...
Almost everyone knows Facebook and associates it with social networking. With over 400 million users, Facebook is enormously popular and has grown...
In order to get started here's our introduction to some branches of social media which can be valuable for business. Starting with: LinkedIn is an...
What is Social Media and how do I use it? Social Media is just another form of networking. There was a time when email seemed like a novelty form of...
Using Social Media in Business: Introduction In the first of a series of posts, introducing the use of social media in business, we ask: how can...